Osprey Publishing CAM 273 Campaign Point Pleasant 1774 Prelude to the American Revolution

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The only major conflict of Lord Dunmore's War, the battle of Point Pleasant
was fought between Virginian militia and American Indians from the Shawnee
and Mingo tribes. Following increased tensions and a series of incidents
between the American settlers and the natives, Dunmore, the last colonial
governor of Virginia, and Colonel Andrew Lewis led two armies against the
tribes. On October 10, 1774 Lewis and his men resisted a fierce attack, led
by Shawnee chief Keigh-tugh-qua, or Cornstalk, at Point Pleasant, near the
mouth of the Kanawha river. Despite significant losses on both sides, Lewis
succeeded in forcing the Shawnee to retreat back to their settlements in the
Scioto Valley. In the aftermath of the battle the Treaty of Camp Charlotte
was signed in attempt to secure peace in the region and ultimately opened up
Kentucky for American settlement. Illustrated with photographs, detailed
maps and bird's-eye-views, this title brings to life one of the most
significant pre-Revolutionary conflicts between American settlers and the
native tribes.


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE


After graduating from Yale in 1968, John F. Winkler returned to his native
Ohio, where he is an attorney in Columbus. He has written many works on the
history of Roman, early English and American law. He also explores forgotten
historical sites in Ohio and neighboring states.Peter Dennis was born in
1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied
illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to
hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many
Osprey titles.


CONTENTS


Introduction

Strategic situation

Chronology

Opposing commanders

Opposing armies

Orders of battle

Opposing plans

The campaign

Aftermath

The battlefield today

Further reading

Index

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